The Newnan Times-Herald


Local teams compete in track and field

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • May. 14, 2017 - 5:45 AM

East Coweta long-distance runner Kyle Harkabus is already putting together an impressive resume for the Indians.

On Friday night, the freshman conquered his biggest feat yet, winning the 1600-meter event in the Class AAAAAAA state meet in Rome.

It took a photo finish before Harkabus was declared the winner.

In the end, Harkabus ran the race in a time of 4:23.61, while Milton’s Michael Malkowski was a close second, crossing the finish line in 4:23.63.

Harkabus went into the race as the No. 1 seed, having recorded the state’s fastest time of 4:23.20.

Malkowski was the No. 3 seed heading into Friday’s race, while Milton teammate Sam Bowers was the No. 2 seed.

In the finals, Bowers ended up in third place, finishing the race in a time of 4:16.41.

East Coweta’s Jovan Rembert was second in the long jump with a leap of 23 feet, two inches.

Westlake’s Cameron Murray, who competes with Rembert in Region 7-AAAAAA, won the event with a distance of 24 feet, five inches. 

In the boys discus event, East Coweta’s Ethan Brown had a throw of 140 feet, eight inches and finished sixth.

The Indians’ Will Underwood was 14th in the shot put with a distance of 42 feet, three inches.

In the girls’ shot put, London Fowler was 10th with a distance of 36 feet, 10 inches.

At the Class AAAAAA meet in Carrollton, Northgate’s Hayden Hasberger finished fifth in the 3200-meter event, running the race in a time of 9:43.79. His time in the 3200 broke a long-standing school record.

He also finished 13th in the 1600-meter event with a time of 4:29.99.